I was studying my 'Bold and Beautiful' script the other day, lying in a hammock, when one of my Siberian tigers walked up and grabbed it out of my hand - she wanted to play. See - teeth marks!— Tippi Hedren
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Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone's eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will.
It does take a little work to be a vegetarian but it's so worth it, oh it's so worth it!
You don't see sick animals in the wild.
You don't see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats.
I had to be extremely strong to fight off Mr Hitchcock.
He was so insistent and obsessive, but I was an extremely strong young woman, and there was no way he was going to get the better of me.
You don't know what mental telepathy exists from the human to the animal.
I use every single thing that Alfred Hitchcock taught me in my acting career I am very grateful for the education he gave me in making motion pictures.
It is up to the public to stop attending these theatrical, and aquatic shows, and circuses with wild animals. The rhetoric about how the animals are happy and well cared for are lies. Don't be swayed by them. The money behind these shows is huge; there is nothing good about them.
In most states, it's more difficult to get a license for your dog than it is to buy a big cat. Right now, there are more tigers in the state of Texas than in all of India.
I would love to work with Ron Howard.
I think he is brilliant. I love the stories that he chooses. Theyre always very personal and intense. He loves a lot of emotion, and hes so well equipped to pull all of that out of the actors. I really love that kind of thing and I think thats what movies should be about.
I really like birds. Everyone always wants me to say that I can't stand to go near them, just like they want Janet Leigh to confess that she can't bear to take a shower. Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
So I do have to work, you know, and I find as many movies and TV shows that I can, because otherwise I wouldn't have an income.
Self-belief? My parents gave it to me.
I really need to work. People think that I'm no longer interested in acting and only interested in work-ing with the animals. Obviously I have given that impression, but it is not how I feel. I think I'm a good actor. I think I look OK. I don't understand why I'm not working all the time.
To be the object of somebody's obsession is a really awful feeling when you can't return it.
I could really use a corporate sponsor.
People think that because you're in the movies, you're rich. I have allocated all my resources to Shambala so the animals will always be safe.
I'm a loner.
I didn't think any amount of money was worth something that would take away what you believed in or what you stood for. I didn't want to do something my parents and daughter couldn't be proud of.
You can have a million dollar, 20 million dollar budget or 60 million dollar budget, and if you don't have a good script, it doesn't mean a thing.
There were so many people who wanted me for their films.
I've always had a fascination for animals.
I loved watching them, and even then I thought of them as beings rather than pets. I call it a birth affect!
I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you're kind of roughing it, literally.
One lion thinks it's just hilarious to tackle us.
He's very funny about it... and we always know when it will happen.
I kinda go for the Jane Eyre type of film. I am fascinated by classics.
I know so many people who are eaten up by regret.
It manifests itself in so many ways. They either become mentally a bit off, or they get very fat, or they are just horribly depressed.